Wednesday, January 20, 2010


[This is an email I sent out to our wonderful community in times of fiscal uncertainty, we need to stand together, fighting side by side, with growing faith and financial fortitude...]

Morning all you wonderful people

I have had a number of chats with folk since I have come back from vaca, to find they are under severe financial pressure.

May I suggest we get into some serious prayer, once a week for the next 4 weeks to stand along side those who are in these circumstances - as well as engage the church's financial journey, to get our full monetary breakthrough...? Let the strong, stand with the weak, let the rich share with the poor, let the faith filled stand with the faith fragile...

Lets take the next four Fridays to pray and fast if possible - staring this Friday, [Jan 22, 29,Feb 5, 12]

Here are some of the related prayer matters I listed in my journal this morning:
1. A revelation of Jehovah as our provider and our provision,

2. All our folks employed - 100%

3. Significant contracts for all our entrepreneurs / self employed,

4. Surprise checks in the mail,

5. Getting tax money back as well as all outstanding debts,

6. 'Tithers' - actually generous people, here @thegallery - 100%

7. Giving beyond our church budget needs,

8. Revelation of sowing and reaping...

And one of the texts I read this morning:

These are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham fathered Isaac, and Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Paddan-aram, the sister of Laban the Aramean, to be his wife. And Isaac prayed to the LORD for his wife, because she was barren. And the LORD granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife conceived. In her womb was twins... Gen 25 it continues...

And Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. The LORD blessed him, and the man became rich, and gained more and more until he became very wealthy. He had possessions of flocks and herds and many servants, so that the Philistines envied him. (Now the Philistines had stopped and filled with earth all the wells that his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father.) And Abimelech said to Isaac, “Go away from us, for you are much mightier than we.”

So Isaac departed from there and encamped in the Valley of Gerar and settled there. And Isaac dug again the wells of water that had been dug in the days of Abraham his father, which the Philistines had stopped after the death of Abraham. And he gave them the names that his father had given them. But when Isaac's servants dug in the valley and found there a well of spring water, the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, “The water is ours.” So he called the name of the well Esek, because they contended with him. Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over that also, so he called its name Sitnah. And he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. So he called its name Rehoboth, saying, “For now the LORD has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.”

From there he went up to Beersheba. And the LORD appeared to him the same night and said, “I am the God of Abraham your father. Fear not, for I am with you and will bless you and multiply your offspring for my servant Abraham's sake.” So he built an altar there and called upon the name of the LORD and pitched his tent there. And there Isaac's servants dug a well.

This is a good time to develop our faith muscle on behalf of each other...

Send some more love around

C and M

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